Shelter Discovery Kids Program

Is your child interested in learning more about the life of a shelter animal? This program for kids in grades 3-5 is a great introduction to the world of animal sheltering. Over 5 days, children learn about the many aspects of an animal shelter.

Topics and activities include:

- Animal Behavior & Body Language: can our pets really "talk" to us?

- Animal Enrichment: build your own enrichment toy and test it out on real shelter pets

- Animal Training: learn like an animal & try it for yourself

- Shelter Medicine & Veterinary Care: learn from our Director of Shelter Medicine in CAAA's fully functional shelter clinic

- Adoption: craft creative biographies and become a matchmaker

Children leaving the program will have a better understanding of an animals health and behavior needs, humane care for animals in the home and shelter, and the role of animal shelters in our community. Throughout the week, children explore different topics related to pet ownership and sheltering, with hands-on activities that illustrate each topic. 


5 day program


Grades 3-5

$200 per child

2024 Session Dates:

Monday, April 15th - Friday, April 19th

Monday, July 22nd - Friday, July 26th

Please only register your child for one session. This is an introductory program for kids, and curriculum is not designed to be repeated. Stay tuned for future programs! 

July 2024 Session

July 22-26

  All Reserved